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Jamie, Home Buyer in 28443
Jamie asked:
We are looking to buy property at 100 Wilkins Lane, Guilderland, NY. Depending upon how I do the trulia search, I come up with different schools. Depending upon how I do the search (look up the house and then see schools on site OR find Pine Bush Elementary and search for houses in that school district), I get mixed results. We would…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 30, 2015 Home Buying in 12303
Gmjefersen, Home Buyer in Schenectady, NY
Gmjefersen answered:
When will the condos at Mohawk Harbor be for sale? Should I get and agent to buy at Mohawk Harbor? Would I need to deal directly with Mohawk Harbor?
They are not even built yet.

Avoid buying there. You will lose money quickly because property values are falling big time.
Also, the land there is contaminated (remember Love Canal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2015 Home Buying in Schenectady
Gmjefersen, Home Buyer in Schenectady, NY
Gmjefersen answered:
Looking for a house in Schenectady, NY?
Avoid Schenectady!
Taxes just about the highest in the state, you will lose money quickly because values are falling. The city is about the highest over-assessed city in the state
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2015 Home Buying in Schenectady
valmono, Home Buyer in Las Vegas, NV
valmono answered:
hello i currently living in nyc queens can i get a home loan in schenectady?
For your low fico score home loan programs, email me on ms.cwoods61@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Home Buying in Schenectady
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
i am trying to find out who is the owner of thee house on 18 Haigh avenue Schenectady N.Y 12304
You can check local public records, tax records, ask any neighbor....
1 vote Share Flag Sun Mar 22, 2015 Home Buying in Schenectady
Dennis Evans, Real Estate Pro in Clifton Park, NY
Dennis Evans answered:
Is 4 Flower Hill Ct , still an active listing ? Do i need a buyer's agentif i want to view this house ?
I answered this question a long time ago, Its funny, cause I just sold 5 Flower hill ct.... I had completely forgot this question was even asked! Such a small world!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 10, 2015 Home Buying in Niskayuna
Dennis Evans, Real Estate Pro in Clifton Park, NY
Dennis Evans answered:
We are looking to purchase a home within a 20 minute commute to both GE in schenectady and KAPL in niskayuna. Where is a good place to look?
Niskayuna is doing so well, Many homes sell very quickly as GE is really an amazing Company!
I realize this post is from some time ago, But if anyone is looking to buy or sell.... Giv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 8, 2015 Home Buying in Glenville
biblioteq, Other/Just Looking in Schenectady, NY
biblioteq answered:
Does anyone know of a bank that does not ask for 20% down when purchasing a condo in the Capital Region Area?
Yeah - a VA loan. Join up serve and survive. NINJA loans are what got us in a tailspin.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in Schenectady
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
buying a home that has a well. need a waiver on well due to one person on well agreement out of country..how do I go about it?
As the buyer this isn't really your issue, it's the seller's problem. You, your agent and or your attorney should be pressuring them as from the limited amount you've written; it's clea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 27, 2014 Home Buying in Schenectady County
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
I am looking for a buyers realtor, to help us buy our first home. I am looking for 3Bedroom 1.5 bath, Cape style house with plenty of storage.
Better to hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent, rather than a regular Buyer Agent. EBAs only work with homebuyers and there is never a conflict of interest that will jeopardize your negotiatin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 16, 2014 Home Buying in Schenectady
Sheena, Home Buyer in 12306
Sheena answered:
what is the property taxes for this property?
311 Chiswell Road Schenectady, NY: taxes about $5500/year
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 16, 2014 Home Buying in 12308
Dennis Evans, Real Estate Pro in Clifton Park, NY
Dennis Evans answered:
My wife and I are looking for a home in Schenectady or Scotia,
jcampac10,
Give me a call at 518-649-2507 and lets talk. I grew up in this area and am one of the leading selling agents here. I also have an office on Union St....
So, lets talk and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 17, 2014 Home Buying in Schenectady
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
I FOUND A HOME UNDER $40K. IM A FISRT TIME HOME BUYER. CAN I GET A DOWN PAYMENT PROGRAM, AND NOT, LIVE IN THE HOME?
Hi and thanks for your question

Right, the special down payment programs are for folks who live in the property
And not for Renting or for Family members.

There are many forms t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014 Home Buying in Hamilton Hills
Cj Johnson, Home Buyer in Duanesburg, NY
Cj Johnson answered:
Where is Duanesburg located? it's too far from NYC? How can I go there? is this Upstate Ny?
Duanesburg is a great, small community just 35 minutes West of Albany. Routes 20, 30 and 7 all run through it as well as easy access to route 88 in which you can pick up the throughway ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 23, 2013 Home Buying in Duanesburg
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
Looking Newyork properties 1BR
Take a look at local listings here on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/12345_zip/

Good luck,
Ali
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 10, 2013 Home Buying in 12345
Melissa Goss, Real Estate Pro in Center Moriches, NY
Melissa Goss answered:
How long does the listing agent have to present our written offer to the sellers? Is there any way to be sure the sellers have received it?
Your offer should have been provided to the seller immediately- . Mostly within 24 hours. However when I get an offer in writing I submit it to the owner immediately.

Verbal offers ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 23, 2013 Home Buying in 12302
Dennis Evans, Real Estate Pro in Clifton Park, NY
Dennis Evans answered:
Seller says he won't get out for 2 months even though contract states closing 7/22 what should we do?
Ruth,
The attorney can call for something called "Time is of the Essence".

A phrase in a contract that means that performance by one party at or within the period specified in the c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 28, 2013 Home Buying in 12302
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